03/28/16

MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick – Review

Hello there,

It is finally Spring 😀 My fave time of they year and what better way to start spring than to try out new lipstick shades. As you all know, I have quite the MAC lipstick crush, I just love every lipstick from MAC. It partly their fault for making fabulous lipstick colours, that have the best quality pigmentation. Till now I have about 20 lispticks but I am pretty sure the collection will grow.

To make it worse they have finally opened their stores in Malta AHHHHHHHH 😀 That was my inside voice screaming with happiness. I still haven’t visited their stored yet, deep down I really really want to but I have other priorities at this moment that need me to save up some money. So I will be a good girl, till the right time come 0:)

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One of the latest addition to the MAC family is the Candy Yum Yum bright Pink lipstick. This might be the brightest and most shocking pink lipstick I own, which might scare a couple of people from actually wearing it. But if you have seen my make-up looks you know I am not scared of being bold and edgy with my make-up. I have to admit this shade is not ideal for Fall or winter, but since spring is here let’s rock some bright shades.Candy Yum Yum1
The packaging is sleek and bullet shaped as all of their other lipsticks. As for the texture even if its matte, it is on the creamier side especially next to my ruby woo.  The lipstick stays on, like forever, and applies like a dream. For some this might be a bit pricey to afford, but it’s worth all the money, once you try them you will agree.

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Pros:
• Beautiful sleek black packaging as all other MAC lipsticks
• Creamy texture
• Long lasting between 5-7 hours
• Worth every penny

Cons:
• Nada , nothing

Will I ever buy this product again? I probably will, I think it’s nice to have it in my collection, so if I ever run out, will purchase again

Do I recommend it? Definitely, it’s of the highest quality lipstick and the colour is yummy as candy 😀

Rating: 5/5

Would love to hear from your opinion, if you ever tried this product

XOXO

Sarah-Jane Vella

02/12/14

Pink Valentine – Make-up look

Hello guys,

Sorry for being MIA lately, but you seriously think I would forget to post a valentines make-up look? of course not :D. This year I thought Valentines should be a little bit girly so this look came in to mind. It is very simply, however very effective, it is a line between pretty and sexy.

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Eyes

Instructions:

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  1. I always start this look with a primer then I move on to a nice white matte shadow under the brows and into the inner corner lid.
  2. Following the white I applied a baby pink colour on the middle of the lid and onto the lower crease.
  3. Finally I applied a nice matte black shadow onto the crease and blended it all out. I also like to use a beige colour to blend out the black shadow with the white used under the brows.
  4. To complete the look I always apply a nice winged lined and mascara.

Products:

  •  Two faced eye-shadow primer
  • NYX full shet of eyeshadows box
  • NYX the curve eyeliner
  • Benefit they’re real mascara

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Cheeks and Lips:

Instructions:

  1. For the cheeks I felt that a nice pink blush would go perfectly just find, however I like to contour it with some bronzer.
  2. As for the lips, I used this gorgeous pink lipstick, reminds me of a barbie doll.

Products:

  • Primark Sunkissed Bronzer
  • MAC Dolly Mix blusher
  • Primark Pink Lipstick which I called Barbie Pink check review.

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I simply hope you like this look, feel free to show some love by following my blog through e-mail, facebook and even bloglovin. Would love to know what you think about this look and finally wish you all a Happy Valentines Day 😀

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

01/31/14

Primark – £1 Lipsticks

Hello guys 🙂
A while ago in London, as I was waiting after a long line to try some of the clothes I picked at Primark, there was this beauty section full of cute make-up products and pretty stuff. Being of course the beautyholic that I am, I had to pick a few items from there and I got these 3 beautiful lipsticks and a bronzing powder. There were some other products, like small nail polishes, and cute lipglosses into the shape of a cupcake and even mascaras and eyeliners but they didn’t impress me much.
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I chose 4 colours, not sure if they had more colours, but if they did’t take more because I either didn’t like colour or probably have something similar.  Unfortunately they have no names on them so I made names for them myself. 1 The ” Flirty Fushia” is another lovely pink colour more on the darker side, it transfer pretty well and it can be worn in any season. 2  The “Orangy Red” is another lovely orange-red colour, reminds me of the NYX coral colour I have, but this one is shimmer and not matte. 3 The  “Barbie Pink” is a very bright pink, which unlike what it looks like in tube itself it’s a very light pink. I really like this color and would definitely prefer it on me in Summer rather than in Winter for some reason.  4 Last but not least the “Pinky Purple”, this colour is a mixture of pink and purple fused together into one gorgeous colour, I don’t have anything like this colour in my collection, it very pretty. A perfect colour for Winter and would look gorgeous in Summer too. The Flirty Fushia and Pinky Purple are very similar but the Pinky purple is lightly darker.

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Pros:

  • I am pretty impressed with the quality of these lipstick for it’s cheap price.
  • They are creamy and most of the transfer pretty well
  • The darker colours have some pretty staying power. They don’t have the staying power as great brands like MAC but they are as good as any other drugstore brands I have tried.
  • Did I mention they only cost for £1, that pretty ridiculous. They are as good as some of the lipsticks I have tried from some other drugstore and wayy cheaper.

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Cons:
  • I honestly would give this product any cons being that it’s ridiculously cheap, but I have to say the lid comes off very easily, so be careful how to you store them or how you put them if your handbag.

Will I ever buy this product again? Definitely, if I’m ever in London again for sure, I love the colors and they are so cheap.

Do I recommend it? I recommend it to anyone, they are very good for their inexpensive price, I used them all the time.

Rating:

Have you ever tried these lipsticks ? feel free to comment down below
XOXO
Sarah-Jane

12/11/13

Make Up store – Blush – Glam Rose

Hello guys,

Before I start my review, DO NOT Forget to enter for my International Giveaway, kindly follow these simple steps on my post here.

Now let’s move on to another great product by this Swedish brand Make up store, which is this blusher called Glam Rose. I simply love it’s colour, it’s like a peach-pink colour with a tint or purple. It comes in the same packaging and size and most of their michroshadows, and retails for about €14.

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Pros:

  • It is very pigmented and smooth
  • The packaging is very sleek in black with a transparent M logo.
  • The staying power for this blusher in Summer is about for 5hrs, and it winter it can stay on even up-to 8 hours which is pretty good considering the humidity we have in Malta.
  • Easy to apply and blend and it can also be buildable
  • Their products last forever I’ve used mine  almost every day for 3 months now and it hardly has a dent in it. Great value
  • I believe this colour would look great on all skin tones.
  • They also have quite a range to choose from,  from bright reds, peachy, pale pink, shimmery pinks to dark burgundy. I think everyone will find a couple of personal favorites from their collection.

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Cons:

  • The only minor con I have about this product,  is actually the packaging of the blushers. I would prefer if it has a clear lid like some of their other products (the michroshadows for ex.) Being that I have a lot of products, I like to see the colour of the blusher, it would make my life so much easier.

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Will I ever buy this product again? Definitely, If I will ever run out of this colour I will repurchase it again for sure, but I will probably add more to my collection and buy some of their other beautiful colours.

Do I recommend it? I recommend it to anyone, they are really great and worth every penny

Rating:

10/10/13

Arrow – Felicity Smoak – Inspired Make-up look

Hello guys :),

If you know me by now, you would know I am quite a tv-show obsessed person. I love watching TV-shows and I have been loving this new show called Arrow. The make-up look I am inspired from is that of Felicity Smoak which is the pretty computer geek that helps the vigilante to protect the city. She is a mixture of beauty and intelligence and I love her simple yet striking make-up looks she has on the show. The eyes have a very natural eye make-up and some vibrant, red, pink or orange lipstick.

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This make-up look is very easy to do, so I will explain quickly how to do it and then I will list down the products used.

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Eyes

Instructions:

The eyes I kept them very natural, all I used was a nice matte white shadow for under the brows and the inner corner of the lid. A soft pink colour on the middle of the lid and blended it to out to the crease with a warm brown colour. I finished the eye look with a winged eyeliner and some mascara. (If you want something simpler on the eyes, just apply a thinner eyeliner)

Products:

Urban Decay Eden primer | Make-up store – matte white michroshadow | Fraulein 38 – nude palette | NYX Curve eyeliner | Benefit- the’re real Mascara

Cheeks

Products:

Sunkissed Primark Bronzer | MAC Dollymix

Lips

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I hope you like this look as much as I did, I wore this for drinks out with friends and I find it to be very wearable for any occasion. This look is all about the lips, as the lips are the main focus of this look. So find that lipstick you’ve been meaning to try on for a while and try this look 🙂

I you like this look I would appreciate a like and a comment down below, also feel free to SHARE.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

09/13/13

NARS – Blusher – Deep Throat

Hey guys,

I guess it’s time to review my second product I got from Nars. If you haven’t seen my other review for the Nars bronzing powder Laguna go here.

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I have only tried these two products from NARS and yes I fell in love with them. NARS products are very expensive for me but they are completely worth the price, you are really buying a high quality product. Deep Throat is a beautiful middle tone between peach and pink, it has this slight shimmer which is like a more like a highlighter it gives this lovely natural glow to the cheeks. Being that at the moment I have this nice tan I have to apply a little more product so that the product is actually visible but I think in winter it would look amazing.

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The beauty of it that it’s so natural and you can wear it for every occasion if it’s for daytime or night time. It also doesn’t conflict with any other makeup, or wardrobe, it is very not distracting. NARS also have a popular blusher called Orgasm, which is this quite similar but more on a pink tone than Deep throat and much more shimmery, because of the shimmer Deep throat is somewhat preferred more by customers.

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The blush is very much buildable, but I don’t know if anyone darker than medium complexion would be able to enjoy this blush, because it is pretty sheer on the skin. I am quite light in general, so I actually prefer the sheerness because I don’t have to apply to carefully, or spend much time blending out the color. 

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I am slowly falling in love with this brand, and am so happy that I had the opportunity to have these babies :). Well that is all for now guys, keep posted for more as one of my family members might actually be on this blog 😀

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

07/17/13

It’s all about the Lips

One of Summer’s make-up trends is wearing very simple and neutral eye-shadow while having lovely bright, bold colored lips. It is however very important to be careful with regards to what colors should you choose. Pink and Red colours look great on all skin tones but there are various types of pinks and reds, so make sure you are picking the right colour.

  • For fair skin: coral reds or dark reds with pink undertones.
  • For medium or olive skin: pink and cranberry shades, and brick reds.
  • For dark skin: reds with burgundy or brown tones.

Matte lipsticks are pretty much in vogue nowadays. I haven’t seen a catwalk model wearing a glossy a lipstick. I love a matte lipstick, it looks gorgeous on the lips without showing too much. I used to be scared wearing red lips when I was younger because I had the idea of it not looking good on me or making me look older. If you chose the right colour, it won’t make you older, and it won’t look bad.

This summer is enabling us to be creative and colorful with make-up, so let’s enjoy this time and do the best we can with it. 🙂

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

03/30/13

Easter Special- Make-up Look

Hey guys,

So Easter is basically at the door, and I thought I get into the festive mood and do a make-up look for you guys. As we all know red is for Christmas and Yellow is for Easter, so I tried to incorporate the colour with my eye shadow. Pulling of a yellow eye-shadow can be tricky so that is why I wanted to show you how you can pull it off. 🙂

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Now here are the step by step instructions for this Easter special look:

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1. Like usual I start with a primer/concealer and use a base colour. This time I used the eye transformer palette from e.l.f. It really helps to give a more vibrant look the eye-shadow.

2. I placed a vibrant yellow eyeshadow from the e.l.f 100 palette on all of my lid.

3. I mixed 2 shades of dark brown and placed it all over my crease.

4. Then I applied a thin line of black eye-shadow to give a more defining line between the yellow and the brown.

5 I applied a winged eyeliner using a black eyeliner by golden rose.

6 Finished the eye-shadow look with the Eva Garden Mascara.

For the cheeks I used an e.l.f St.Lucia bronzer to highlight my cheek bone and the Marbert Pink blusher on my cheek. Finally I used the Mac Viva Glam by Nicki Minaj lipstick for a nice overall spring look. This is a beautiful look you can wear for a night out, brunch or dinner. It is also perfect to wear in this lovely sunny weather we have in Malta. The yellow eyes and pink lips are the right mixture of colours for this spring and even in Summer.

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I hope you like this look and if you do please share this blog with your friends. Keep posted for more

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

03/29/13

Pupa 50’s Dream Limited Edition

It is pretty obvious the 50’s era is with revived again right now especially in fashion and in Make-up. Make up has become very minimal like the 50s but is significant with vibrant red lips and bold eyeliner. Pupa has taken also the 50’s inspiration and created a line of fabulous make up for us to try and have.

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The line consists of 4 different eyeshadows, a beautiful vibrant green, light pink, cream and orange colours. 12.50euros

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It also has 2 eyeliners one green and one brown. 10.90euros

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There are also 4 beautiful lipstick one in a nude color, one in pink, another one in peach and of course in red. 10.50 euros

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It also has a nice peach, pink highlighter compact. 14.75 euros

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Last but not least a range of nail polishes in an light orange, nude/white, pink and orange colours.

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I have been given some products by Pupa to review an one of them is the nail polish by this collection. What I love about pupa is first of all their cute packaging designs they do for the make-up and of course the good quality make up they have.

You can find Pupa in some of the pharmacies around Malta and in some places around the world especially in Italy. The only 3 places I know that definately sell them in Malta are the pharmacy in Hamrun and even in the Perfumery in Daniels shopping complex, also the Medimports in Hal-Qormi.

Thank you for following guys 🙂 keep posted for more

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

03/11/13

M.A.C Sheertone Shimmer Blush – Breezy

Hey guys,

My Mac reviews are soon coming to an end as I only have the last 2 to review. I will defiantly try to buy some other products from MAC so I can really try their full range of make up. So now I will review the fabulous Sheer tone Shimmer Blush in Breezy. I usually do the pros and cons of every product but there aren’t any cons for me to say about this product.

DSC00803 I wanted a nice blusher which is in between pink and red, and the breezy colour was the right choice. It is a perfect color to wear in winter however can also look nice in summer if you use it as a contouring blusher. It is really soft, blend-able and pigmented. The blusher isn’t that shimmery and it has more like a glow to it.  The staying power is very good of this blusher and it looks just lovely when swatched. What I like is that is when I apply it with my brush not a lot of product comes of like some other cheap blushers I have, but enough to apply.  Also the packaging is very nice simple and sleek with a transparent lid, so you can see the color of the blush.

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DSC00809I think I covered all the important facts of this product. I love this blusher and I will definitely purchase again and maybe some other colors of the mac collection. I do recommend this blusher to anyone as if looks good on fair skin and even on dark skin, as I have seen from other reviews.

That is all for now, keep posted for more and thank you for following

xoxo